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Posted on: October 15, 2021

Trunk-or-Treat returning to Burlington County on October 30

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WESTAMPTON – Children with special needs will once again have a safe and family-friendly place to celebrate Halloween.

The Burlington County Special Services School District, the Board of County Commissioners and the Burlington County Sheriff&...

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Posted on: October 14, 2021

Commissioners approve County participation in new land use study of territory around Joint Base

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The Burlington County Commissioners affirmed their ongoing commitment to protecting and enhancing Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst on Wednesday by directing County planners and staff to participate in the development of a new land use study for the territ...

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Posted on: October 14, 2021

Burlington County Commissioners designate October 14, 2021 as ‘Carli Lloyd Day’

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U.S. Soccer star Carli Lloyd can add another honor to her collection of trophies, medals and accomplishments: her own day.

The Burlington County Commissioners approved a resolution Wednesday proclaiming October 14, 2021 as “Carli Lloyd Day&rd...

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Posted on: October 12, 2021

Commissioners approve preservation of four farms totaling 256 acres

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The Burlington County Commissioners have given the go-ahead to permanently preserve another 256 acres of farmland.

The Commissioners voted unanimously last Wednesday to approve four new properties to enter the County’s Farmland Preservation Progr...

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Posted on: October 8, 2021

Commissioners approve zero-interest HELP loans for two Burlington County businesses

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Two more Burlington County businesses have been approved to receive interest-free HELP loans to assist with their pandemic recovery.

The Burlington County Commissioners voted last month to approve the two zero-interest, $50,000 loans for Del Val Designs, a...

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Posted on: October 7, 2021

Burlington County to begin resurfacing work on Camden Avenue in Moorestown

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Burlington County will continue work in its State Funded Overlay Program next week by resurfacing a section of Camden Avenue in Moorestown.

 

Pavement milling and overlay work on 1.3 miles of the road, also known as County Route 537, is scheduled t...

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Posted on: September 28, 2021

Burlington County adds another 15 secure drop boxes to give voters easy access

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Voting by mail in this year’s General Election is now even easier with the addition of 15 new ballot drop boxes for voters to securely submit completed ballots.

The new drop boxes were recently installed to provide voters with more convenient and...

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Posted on: October 7, 2021

Housing Hub accepts Shamong teen’s donation of care packages for the homeless

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While most 13-year-olds spend their money on things like junk food, video games and brand name fashions, Zak Hernandez saved his for socks and toiletries.

The Shamong teen wanted to do something special as a service project to mark his Bar mitzvah, the tra...

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Posted on: October 5, 2021

Burlington County to begin resurfacing work on Lenola Road in Moorestown

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Burlington County will continue work in its State Funded Overlay Program next week by resurfacing a section of Lenola Road in Moorestown.

 

Pavement milling and overlay work on 1.4 miles of the road, also known as County Route 608, is scheduled to ...

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Posted on: September 30, 2021

Health Department offering COVID-19 booster shots at regular vaccine clinics

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The Burlington County Health Department has started administering Pfizer vaccine boosters to eligible residents at the County’s regular vaccine clinics.

The Pfizer booster shots are available for people who had their second dose of Pfizer 6 month...

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Posted on: September 29, 2021

Burlington County to begin resurfacing work on South Fellowship Road & Stiles Avenue in Maple Shade

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Burlington County will continue work in its State Funded Overlay Program next week by resurfacing sections of South Fellowship Road and Stiles Avenue in Maple Shade.

 

Pavement milling and overlay work on the two roads, also known as County Route 6...

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Posted on: September 28, 2021

Burlington County unveils map of Hispanic and Latino businesses

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The Burlington County Commissioners are celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month by spotlighting Hispanic and Latino-owned businesses throughout the county.

A new interactive map showcasing Latino and Hispanic businesses was created by the Burlington C...

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Posted on: September 27, 2021

Commissioners approve resolution designating Burlington County a ‘Stigma-Free County’

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The Burlington County Commissioners took action to assist those suffering mental illness or from substance use disorder receive the help they need by designating the county to be “stigma-free.”

Stigma is a problem with many health condi...

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Posted on: September 24, 2021

Library System to celebrate 100th Anniversary throughout October with concerts, lectures & programs

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The year-long celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Burlington County Library System will culminate in October with a collection of activities, programs and events designed to mark the important milestone.

The festivities will kick off on October 2 w...

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Posted on: September 8, 2021

Women’s Advisory Council announces 2021 Outstanding Women of Burlington County Awards selections

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Eleven Burlington County women will be recognized for their leadership and service to their communities during this year’s 2021 Outstanding Women of Burlington County Awards Reception.

For more than two decades the Burlington County Women&rsq...

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Posted on: September 20, 2021

Health Department announces Flu Shot Thursdays for 2021

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With the coronavirus pandemic still active and the start of the seasonal flu season fast approaching, Burlington County health officials are stressing the importance for all residents to obtain a seasonal flu vaccine as soon as possible.

The County Health ...

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Posted on: September 17, 2021

Burlington County waiving all adoption fees to help clear the shelter

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The Burlington County Animal Shelter is waiving all adoption fees for dogs and cats for the next 30 days as part of a clear the shelter promotion to help find pets loving homes and alleviate a space crunch.

The shelter at 35 Academy Drive in Westampton is ...

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Posted on: September 23, 2021

Burlington County boosting support for local arts and history groups

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With many arts and history groups still struggling to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Burlington County Commissioners are increasing the county history and arts grants available to support their operations and special events.

The Commissioners vote...

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Posted on: September 21, 2021

Sheriff’s Department launching narcotics, alcohol and tobacco prevention program

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Burlington County Sheriff’s Officers are headed back to school.

The Sheriff’s Department is launching a L.E.A.D (Law Enforcement Against Drugs) education program in partnership with the Burlington County Municipal Alliance Program and e...

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Posted on: September 11, 2021

Burlington County honors 9/11 victims and heroes on 20th Anniversary

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WESTAMPTON – Burlington County officials, first responders and residents came together Saturday for a solemn Remembrance Ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Held outside the Burlington County Emergency Services Tr...

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Posted on: September 10, 2021

Burlington County holds annual Suicide Prevention Walk

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Several dozen Burlington County officials, workers and guests memorialized those who died by suicide last year during the County’s annual Suicide Prevention Walk.

Held annually at the Burlington County Human Services Building, the walk is intende...

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Posted on: September 9, 2021

Jordan’s Way fundraiser helps raise more than $8,000 for Burlington County Animal Shelter

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Kris Rotonda will do most anything to help shelter animals and those who care for them. The staff and volunteers at the Burlington County Animal Shelter can now say the same.

During a four-hour livestream, the volunteers and shelter staff endured whipped c...

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Posted on: September 3, 2021

County Commissioners: Now is the perfect time to consider adopting a pet from the Animal Shelter

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Loveable and loyal pets are waiting to find new forever homes. Now is the perfect time to seek a new companion from the Burlington County Animal Shelter.

The animal shelter is currently at capacity and is seeking adopters or fosters interested in providing...

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Posted on: September 1, 2021

Commissioner Linda Hynes awarded Member of the Year honor by Coalition of Healthy Communities

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Burlington County Commissioner Linda Hynes was honored as Member of the Year by Prevention Plus of Burlington County and the Burlington County Coalition of Healthy Communities for her work to reduce substance use and stigma surrounding addiction.

The award...

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Posted on: August 27, 2021

2021 Burlington County Senior Art Show Selections

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The Burlington County Commissioners announced the winners of the 2021 Burlington County Senior Art Show and remained art enthusiasts that there is still time to enjoy all the submitted works on exhibit at Historic Smithville Park.

The 12 winners were selec...

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Posted on: August 25, 2021

BurlCo Workforce Development launches new service to connect job seekers with positions/training

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Burlington County residents can now receive alerts about new job openings, job fairs and other career opportunities right to their cell phones. 

The Burlington County Workforce Development Board launched the new Engage by Cell program as a pilot t...

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Posted on: August 24, 2021

County creates online Business Portal to help local businesses access information

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The Burlington County Commissioners have launched a new online tool to help local businesses start, grow and thrive.

Commissioner Director Felicia Hopson unveiled the new Burlington County Business Portal while delivering the keynote presentation at the Ch...

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Posted on: August 20, 2021

Commissioners and Senators Dawn Addiego and Troy Singleton deliver donated backpacks & supplies

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Hundreds of Burlington County students will be better prepared for the start of the new school year thanks to a successful backpack and school supplies drive organized by the Burlington County Commissioners and State Senators Dawn Marie Addiego and Troy S...

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Posted on: August 18, 2021

County releases online map of Black-owned businesses for National Black Business Month

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The Burlington County Commissioners are spotlighting Black-owned businesses throughout the month of August as part of a National Black Business Month celebration and the County has also published an online map to help residents locate and support these bu...

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Posted on: August 18, 2021

Burlington County announces seven early voting sites

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Voters will have several options to cast their ballot in the upcoming General Election this fall, including in-person, early voting for the first time.

Legislation signed into law earlier this year by Gov. Phil Murphy created the new early voting option al...

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Posted on: August 13, 2021

Burlington County’s population grew 3% during the last decade

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MOUNT HOLLY – The Burlington County Commissioners applauded the release of the first-local level results from the 2020 census and the county’s 3% population increase during the past decade. 

A total of 461,860 people called Bur...

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Posted on: August 12, 2021

Burlington County Institute of Technology and Burlington City named NJ Lighthouse Schools

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The Burlington County Board of Commissioners congratulated the students, faculty and administration of the Burlington County Institute of Technology and the Burlington City School District following their designations as New Jersey Lighthouse Schools.&...

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Posted on: July 31, 2021

County Residents and Businesses Can Now Apply for Disaster Loans from SBA

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Burlington County Residents and Businesses Can Now Apply for Disaster Loans from SBA Thanks to Efforts of Commissioner Director Hopson and Senator Singleton

 

Mount Holly, NJ – Burlington County Commissioner Director Fe...

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

Burlington County celebrates first fire academy graduation since start of COVID-19 pandemic

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The Burlington County Commissioners and Department of Public Safety formally welcomed dozens of new firefighters and fire officers into the ranks of the County’s emergency services Wednesday night during the County’s first fire academy...

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Posted on: July 8, 2021

Burlington County Clerk accepting appointments for Wednesday afternoon weddings

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The Burlington County Lyceum of History and Natural Sciences is turning into a wedding venue on Wednesday afternoons, starting on July 14.

Burlington County Clerk Joanne Schwartz, who has married a total of 367 couples since taking office as Clerk, will be...

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Posted on: July 10, 2021

Commissioners celebrate opening of new stretch of Delaware River Heritage Trail

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The Burlington County Commissioners celebrated the opening of the newest section of the Delaware River Heritage Trail on Saturday with the help of more than three dozen bicyclists who went for a ride on the new trail.

The ride was organized as part of the ...

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Posted on: July 8, 2021

Pinelands Library to move into new Medford building this fall

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The Burlington County Commissioners and Burlington County Library System are pleased to announce that the Pinelands Library in Medford Township is moving into a more modern space this fall.

 

The Burlington County Commissioners just approved a new ...

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Posted on: July 7, 2021

Burlington County listed among 500 healthiest communities in America

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Burlington County is one of the healthiest places to live in the nation, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings.

Our county was one of 10 New Jersey counties listed among the publication’s Top 500 Healthiest Commun...

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Posted on: June 30, 2021

County launching program to provide mortgage and utility assistance to households impacted by COVID

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The Burlington County Commissioners announced a new program to assist county homeowners impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Burlington County CARES Act program funded by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will launch this month. The progra...

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Posted on: August 11, 2021

Burlington County Commissioners highlight services for seniors

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Burlington County senior citizens can find information about the many services and programs available to assist them by accessing the latest Directory of Services for Aging and Disability Services.

The 120-page directory is published annually by the Burlin...

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Posted on: June 9, 2021

Burlington County Library System holds Kick-Off Party to celebrate new StoryWalk®

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The Burlington County Library System has a new fun and exciting way for children and families to experience the joys of reading together in the great outdoors.

A StoryWalk pathway opened Wednesday next to the amphitheater adjacent to the Burlington County ...

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Posted on: April 23, 2021

NJ Farmers Against Hunger, Board of Commissioners Break Ground on Laurel Run Land Stewardship Center

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Leaders from New Jersey Farmers Against Hunger and the New Jersey Agricultural Society teamed with members of the Burlington County Board of Commissioners on Friday to break ground on a new land stewardship center at Laurel Run Park.

The Laurel Run Land St...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

Commissioners praise start of new device lending program at Burlington County Library System

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The Burlington County Board of Commissioners applauded the launch of a new wireless hotspot and tablet lending program at the Burlington County Library System, saying the initiative will help close the digital divide and ensure disadvantaged residents can...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Commissioners applauded the signing of new legislation to aid small businesses

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Burlington County Commissioners applaud signing of new law to aid small businesses

 

MEDFORD – The Burlington County Board of County Commissioners applauded the signing of new legislation to aid small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 p...

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Posted on: March 23, 2021

Burlington County Women’s Advisory Council Woman of the Week

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Meet the Burlington County Woman of the Week, Sanmathi (Sanu) Dev, Esq. for September 27!Sanmathi (Sanu) Dev, Esq. is a partner at Capehart Scatchard, located in Mt. Laurel, NJ. Her practice focuses on the representation of boards of education an...
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Posted on: February 18, 2021

Burlington County Library System to mark centennial anniversary with yearlong celebration

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The Burlington County Library System is turning 100 this year and the Burlington County Board of County Commissioners and County Library Commission are planning a yearlong celebration highlighting its evolution, growth and achievements over the last centu...

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